Geelong Performing Arts Centre’s Love Central Geelong Family Magic Program returns in 2019 with five fantastic family productions.
Each production comes to GPAC for two or more performances on one action packed day. Mark the dates in your diary and set aside some time for some fun and lively entertainment for the whole family.
Perfect for little ones, mums and dads, grandparents and the young-at-heart, Family Magic shows include craft activities in the foyer after the show.
Remember to Flash Your Ticket! Attend a GPAC performance and present your GPAC ticket on the day of the show to one of the participating businesses here and you will enjoy a complimentary house wine, soft drink or coffee with any main meal purchased.
The Listies - ROFLSHALBOWCO (rolling on the floor so hard a little bit of wee comes out)
March 16, 12pm and 2:30pm
Gratuitous, ridiculous, hilarious, joyous and possibly hazardous, Rich and Matt are The Listies, Australia’s maestros of kidult comedy, a multi-award winning duo who win over everyone who comes to see them with their insane, interactive, illogical and irreverent escapades.Created and Performed by Matt Kelly & Richard Higgins
April 6, 12pm and 2:30pm
A mouse took a stroll through the deep, dark wood ...
After sell-out seasons across the world, including London’s West End & Broadway, The Gruffalo returns to Australia!
Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in this magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.
Searching for hazelnuts, Mouse meets the cunning Fox, the eccentric old Owl and the party mad Snake. Will the story of the terrifying Gruffalo save Mouse from ending up as dinner for these hungry woodland creatures? After all, there’s no such thing as a Gruffalo – is there?
Songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged 3+ and their grown-ups…
A CDP with Tall Stories production. Based on the award-winning picture book by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler
Children Are Stinky
July 12, 12pm and 2:30pm
Children are Stinky is an exciting award-winning children’s comedy by Circus Trick Tease. Still buzzing from another dream run at the Edinburgh Fringe with five star reviews and sold-out shows globally, this show has been captivating adults and children alike.
Set in the 1990s, plenty of in-jokes and a cleverly choreographed nostalgic mash-up hooks parents in for a rollicking trip down memory lane. This is an enjoyable show for all ages that encourages the slight of years to be proud of themselves.
Performers April Dawson and Kyle Raftery deliver a powerhouse of circus talent. Expect dare-devil stunts, incredible acrobatics, lighting fast hula hoops and loads of laughs. Suitable for ages 3-10
August 24, 12pm and 2:30pm
Spot is one of the most loved dogs in the world, and he’s coming to Australia!
Spot and his friends are off on a new adventure to visit Spot’s Dad on the farm and meet the farm animals. But when they arrive, all the animals are lost! Can Spot and his friends find them all? They might need a little help from their new friends in the audience…
Eric Hill’s beloved puppy comes to life on stage with puppetry, songs, and puzzles for children aged 18 months+ and their adults.
Presented by arrangement with Salspot Limited, part of Penguin Random House. A CDP Kids & Salspot Ltd production. Based on the books by Eric Hill
More info: https://www.gpac.org.au/event/1126/spot
12pm and 2:30pm
For more than 30 years, Mem Fox’s Possum Magic has captivated and enchanted young people all over Australia.
Grandma Poss loves making magic. She makes wombats blue and kookaburras pink. She makes dingoes smile and emus shrink. But one day, when danger arrives in the form of a snake, Grandma uses her most magical spell to make Hush invisible. Hush has many wonderful adventures. But being invisible isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and Hush longs to see herself again.
One problem. Grandma Poss can’t find the spell to make Hush visible again. And then she remembers...this particular magic requires something more, something special, something to do with food…people food. Adapted by Eva Di Cesare and Sandra Eldridge
Directed by Sandra Eldridge